How to Auto Rotate the Launcher Screen on Google Now Launcher

Google Now Launcher released a major update a few days bak, where it allows you to rotate the screen, including the desktop screen on your smartphone. Apple has this feature inbuilt on their iPhone 6 Plus and the 6s Plus and it totally makes sense for Google to bring this on board now, especially as Android phones are growing in size at a rapid rate.

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So, if you have an Android smartphone and are looking to have a home screen desktop, you can rotate it by using the following steps:

Step 1:

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Make sure you have the latest update of Google Now Launcher installed on your phone. Once you have done this, you will have to run Google Now launcher and set it up as your default launcher.

Step 2:

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Once this is done, swipe to the right from the main home screen to reach the Google Now screen, where you need to tap the hamburger menu.

Step 3:

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In the hamburger menu, you need to look for Settings that is the third last option on the list that pops up.

Step 4:

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When you open settings, look right at the bottom of the screen, you will see the option of Homescreen with an option of ‘Allow Rotation’.

As long as the rotation is enabled, you will be able to rotate the desktop screen if you have the rotation enabled system wide. The feature to allow you to rotate the desktop has been present on some of the other third party launchers, so it is nice to now have it on the default configuration.